Siemens News

Deep Down Taps Simmons as COO

Officer, a new role at the company. Simmons' appointment is part of a broader management realignment effort initiated last month, which included the appointment of Deep Down CFO Charles Njuguna to serve as CEO.Simmons was most recently Vice President of Project Management for Global Operations in Siemens Oil and Gas, based in Houston. Prior to Siemens, he spent 20 years with TechnipFMC most recently as a Vice President, Global Supply..Simmons earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens Wins Viking Link Gig

Germany's Siemens AG said  that it has won a deal to supply two converter stations for the first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between the UK and Denmark.Viking Link will enable the exchange of up to 1400MW of electricity to provide increased power-supply reliability and security to consumers in both countries, and will support the integration of renewable energy.The interconnector is being jointly developed by National Grid Ventures (Great Britain) and Energinet (Denmark) via National Grid Viking Link Ltd. and Energinet Eltransmission A/S. Viking Link is scheduled to begin commercial

Saipem’s Hydrone R – in the flesh and ready for real world testing. Image from Saipem.

MTR100: Five "Ones to Watch"

(one to three, depending on power requirements) as the sea surges. The winding motion creates energy – up to 10kW of average, exportable power with a standard unit in a high sea state - converted to electricity on board the facility via a custom designed maintenance free gear box and a standard Siemens generator set.Even Hjetland, engineering manager for BOLT Sea Power, says it’s a design that’s been worked on for more than 12 years but that now has experience operating offshore Norway, the UK and in the Pacific (at a US Navy site off Hawaii). One of its next jobs is to provide a platform

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Massive TP's Shipped for Taiwan Windfarm

De Nul Group in cooperation with brokers Multi Marine Chartering B.V. from Laem Chabang to Taichung, where they will form part of Taiwan’s Formosa 1 Phase 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF).The Formosa 1 OWF will have a total capacity of 128MW once built and commissioned. Phase 1 of Formosa 1 features two Siemens 4MW demonstration turbines, the first ever wind turbines to be installed off Taiwan. The Formosa 1 Phase 2 is owned by Formosa I Wind Power Co. Ltd., a partnership of Ørsted (35%), JERA (32.5%), Macquarie Capital (25%), and Swancor Holding (7.5%).In advance of the shipments, Jumbo coordinated

Construction at the Hornsea One wind farm (Photo: Ørsted)

Seaway 7 to Install Cables at Hornsea Two

wind farm project in the UK sector of the North Sea.Seaway 7 parent company Subsea 7 said the contract is worth between $50 million and $150 million.The 1,386 megawatt capacity Hornsea Two offshore wind farm project is located approximately 90 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast and consists of 165 Siemens Gamesa wind turbine generators, each with a capacity of 8.4 megawatts.The inner array grid cable system consists of 165 66-kilovolt copper-core submarine composite cables with a total length of more than 420 kilometers. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, Seaway 7 will undertake

6-MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine. The same model will be installed at Coastal Virginia. (Photo: Business Wire)

SGRE Bags Largest U.S. OWP Order

The Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an order for 1,714 MW from Orsted and Eversource.Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the largest U.S. offshore wind power (OWP) order to date, it said in a press release.According to SGRE, the order encompasses the supply, delivery, and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines including service agreements in federal waters off the northeastern coast of the U.S. All deliveries are subject to Ørsted and Eversource’s final investment decision.Siemens Gamesa has

(Photo: JDR Cables)

JDR Cables Wins SeaMade OWF Contract

for the SeaMade offshore wind farm after a competitive tender. JDR, part of the TFKable Group, will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometers of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors.The inter-array cables connecting the 58 Siemens 8.4MW turbines, will carry electricity to an offshore substation for transmission to the offshore grid. The offshore wind power generated is transmitted by a 33kV cable system with hang-offs and connector terminations for 128 cable ends. The cable will be assembled in JDR’s Hartlepool facility

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Japan Group Buys Stake in Taiwan Offshore Wind

has great potential not only in Taiwan but also in other parts of the world, and contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society through the development of renewable energy businesses.Yunlin, eight kilometres off the southwest coast of Taiwan, will be completed in two phases next year and in 2021. Siemens Gamesa with its 8MW turbines was awarded the turbine order for the wind farm in 2018.WPD head of M&A Helge Rau said: “With the acquisition of the consortium around Sojitz as a co-investor we could achieve another important milestone for the project securing the equity financing of the

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Prysmian to Supply Cables for French Floating Wind Farm

Large (PGL) floating offshore wind farm project in South France.The system will includes 3 km of submarine dynamic inter-array cables and 19 km of export cables for a total of 22 km, in addition to the land cables for a route of 9 km, Prysmian said. The 25 MW floating wind farm will include three Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines installed on float systems in the so-called Faraman zone, 17 km off the coast. Commissioning is scheduled in 2021.All submarine cables for the project will be produced in the manufacturer’s centers of excellence in Drammen, Norway and Vilanova, Spain, while the

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DOF Subsea Tallies Multiple Contracts

has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Mapping Authority regarding hydrographic services for the MAREANO 2019 program. The specialized survey and IMR vessel Geograph will be deployed on the project that is expected to last until late fall.DOF Subsea said it has also been awarded a contract by Siemens on the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Project in the North Sea. The contract will utilize the CSV Skandi Constructor and ensures deployment for the vessel until the summer.In addition, DOF Subsea revealed it has been awarded several contracts in the Asia Pacific region, utilizing Skandi Singapore and

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